- Why St. John’s
- Mission & Outreach
Every Wednesday during Lent, various priests from parishes and dioceses across the south will come to St. John’s. They will preach at the noonday service and at 6:30pm that night, they will teach on a topic of their choice. A meal is offered after the noonday service (there is a charge). It is prepared each week by various Montgomery Episcopal parishes and various St. John’s ECW guilds.
A meal is also offered at 6pm, before the teaching begins at 6:30pm.
There is a separate teaching offered for children and youth of the parish on Wednesday nigths as well.
Children ages K-6 will have a series called “Keeping the fizz in your faith” & the youth of the parish will hang out with Caitlin in the EYC room, keeping it real & relevant.
The speaker for April 2 is:
The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr. has been the diocesan Bishop of Louisiana since 2010. He served as the Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky from 1997 to 2010. Prior to this position, he served as Associate Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson, MS.
Bishop Thompson has been an ordained minister since 1981, first in the Southern Baptist Church.
In 1990, he was ordained a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Church and as a priest the following year. He received his M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Dean Thompson also has training in Clinical Pastoral Education, Grief/Anger/Loss Recovery and Appreciative Inquiry.
In the wider Episcopal Church, Bishop Thompson has participated in the pilot Clergy Leadership Program, the North American Deans’ Conferences and is a past member of the National Task Force on Spiritual Formation.
From 1974 to 1976, he served in the United States Marine Corps. From 1985 to 1990, he was Director of Pastoral Services at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. Subsequently, he was Vice President of Mission at Our Lady Bellefonte Hospital, 1990 to 1992. Concurrently with his service at Bellefonte Hospital, he was Priest Associate at Calvary Episcopal Church, Ashland.
Bishop Thompson and his wife Rebecca, both from Mississippi, have two grown children, Virginia and Trey.